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July 25, 2018 9:27 AM Clashes, violence mar polling in various constituencies; at least 2 killed

Deadly clashes and violence between activists of rival political parties were witnessed in several areas as millions of Pakistanis went to polls on Wednesday amid tight security. A clash erupted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Swabi district between workers of the Awami National Party (ANP) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), with one activist of the latter 8

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Hospitals to be on high alert on election day

Islamabad: All government hospitals of Islamabad and Rawalpindi will remain on high alert on the election day (July 25) to meet any emergency. This will happen in line with a formal request of the Pakistan Army’s Headquarters Logistic 10 Corps, Chaklala Cantonment. In this respect, the Headquarters Logistic 10 Corps, Chaklala Cantonment, has written 3

July 22, 2018 12:00 AM Israel, Hamas agree to restore calm in Gaza

GAZA: Hamas said on Saturday it had agreed a truce with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a day after clashes killed an Israeli soldier and four Palestinians along the border. Israel´s army declined to comment on the reported ceasefire, but a spokeswoman said there was no known military activity in the area. On Friday, Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli soldier 3

July 21, 2018 12:00 AM Implementation of Shariah key to resolving issues: Fazl

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) head and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) President Maulana Fazlur Rehman said on Friday that implementation of Shariah is the only way to resolve issues and secure future of the country. Speaking at a public gathering at Paharpur Stadium here, he said the agents of Jews were out to change the Islamic 5

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Eritrea president hails unity with Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA: Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki pledged to resolve his country’s dispute with Ethiopia on Saturday in a historic visit to Addis Ababa aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the nations declared an end to two decades of conflict. Isaias arrived in the Ethiopian capital just five days after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed visited 1

July 14, 2018 7:31 PM Israeli airstrike kills 2 Palestinians in Gaza

The health ministry in Gaza says two teenagers have been killed and ten others injured in an airstrike in Gaza City. Witnesses say Israeli warplanes dropped four bombs Saturday afternoon on an unfinished building near a Hamas police and security compound, reducing the old structure to rubble. The four-story building is adjacent to a public park. It marks 2

July 14, 2018 11:43 AM 'I am Siraj Khan Raisani Baloch & I will die a Pakistani'

At least 128 people lost their lives and over hundred others were injured in a blast that hit an election rally in Mastung district of Balochistan on Friday. Nawab Siraj Raisani, a candidate of Balochistan Awami Party and younger brother of former chief minister Aslam Raisani , who was an apparent target of the attack was also martyred in the carnage 1

July 13, 2018 11:26 AM As election violence rises, ECP seeks answers from Nacta

As terrorist incidents experience an upsurge ahead of the July 25 countrywide polls, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned officials of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) for a briefing over the security threats faced by election candidates. The commission has directed Nacta's national coordinator to appear before it on Saturday 4

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM Political parties coin catchy slogans to woo voters

PESHAWAR: “Bacha khani pakar da,” Imran khani pakar da,” “Na Bacha khani pakar da, na Imran khani pakar da, Musalamani pakar da,” are the three popular Pashto slogans that the Awami National Party (ANP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) have coined to woo the voters. Though the big banners and posters displayed on main roads

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM Pope says walls, occupation and fundamentalism hamper ME peace

Saturday and said building walls, occupying territories and religious fanaticism would not resolve conflict in the region. Francis also repeated his view that the "status quo" of the contested city of al-Quds should be respected, and backed a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. He also voiced concern that Christians will disappear 3